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Increased grant from International Paper supports MCTC food banks

July 21, 2021
by Keith Kappes

Thanks to the generosity of good corporate citizens like International Paper, students at all four campuses Maysville Community & Technical College (MCTC) soon will more access to food.  

That is because International Paper has provided a new $10,000 grant on behalf of the company’s Maysville Mill. Earlier, the company twice helped finance the opening and restocking of the "Food for Thought" pantries on the four MCTC campuses and then last year awarded $7,000 to assist the effort to provide laptop computers during remote learning periods because of the pandemic. 

“This larger grant will be a great help to our students and their families who struggle with food scarcity in the coming school year,” said MCTC Interim President Russell C. Ward. “We appreciate the support of International Paper in helping students stay focused on their academic goals and worrying less about the availability of food.”

Cara W. Clarke, executive director of the MCTC Foundation, wrote the successful grant application for the food support as part of an ongoing program to help students with financial problems.

“Food insecurity is a very real problem in our service area and we don’t want the threat of hunger to interfere with their studies or the health of their families,” Clarke said.

Maysville Mill Manager Doug Wadley made the check presentation to Clarke on behalf of International Paper. 

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